Acts 10:38, How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
John 20:21, Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
When you read through the Gospels of Jesus there are many lessons to learn and examples to follow. One of the most interesting lessons one learns when he reads the Gospels is that wherever Jesus went he was met by people who were, not only lost without God, but they were hurting and had needs. He was constantly being met by people with hurting hearts!
Along with this, you will find that because Jesus loved people-he loved the rich and the poor, the literate and the illiterate, the Jew and the Gentile-he was constantly meeting their needs and healing their hurting hearts.
For example, today while reading Mark chapters 5-6, I read of Jesus healing a demon possessed man, raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead and encouraging Jairus at the same time, feeding 5,000 hungry people, and healing many unnamed people in Gennesaret.
It has been said the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Hard to say I love you to someone who is hungry, if you aren’t willing to feed them. And it’s hard for them to hear our words if their stomach is growling!
It’s interesting to note that Jesus never seems to become irritated as folks come to him, not necessarily to know God or to follow him, but simply to have their needs met. Oh, how unlike many of us. Far too often, we become agitated because it appears that folks are simply coming to have a need met or a hurt healed and not wanting to know our King. But if we would be honest, which on occasion, is a bit difficult, we would have to admit, especially if we are a first generation Christian, that’s probably how and why you came to Christ! 🙂
Jesus is looking for a few ambassadors of his love today. He is looking for a few men and women who are willing to sign-up for the ministry of “heart healing!”
Look for a hurting or needy person today and represent Jesus, as an ambassador, and seek to meet the need of the HURTING HEART!
Remember, people really don’t care how much we know, in fact, they don’t care Who we know (even if his name is Jesus), until they know how much we care!